According to Variety, Sony is in the final negotiations to create a film franchise of the historical action after outbidding other studios for the rights when Ubisoft started shopping the idea a few months ago.
In May, the game company created Ubisoft Motion Pictures to find partners to turn its titles into films and TV shows. By doing this they have more control over their property and are actively involved in the development. The company already has a project with Nickelodeon based on their Raving Rabbids franchise.
Assassin’s Creed is about a man named Desmond Miles who is the last in a long bloodline of assassins. He has all these memories of his ancestors and is forced by a secret corporation called Abstergo Industries to relive different moments throughout history in order for find artifacts. The first game is set in the 12th Century, while the second and third are in the 15th Century.
The deal and development of this project could lead to other titles like Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon being turned into films or TV shows. Sony is already working on adaptations for video game films from other companies including Uncharted and InFamous.